The Civil Service Department is defined by the City charter as the City’s employment office. As part of the Administrative Division team, the Department devotes much of its time and resources to applicant recruitment and testing to fill the vacancies that occur within the City’s workforce.

The City of Muskegon has contracted with the County of Muskegon to provide civil service/human resources services, including recruitment.

Please direct inquiries to the
County of Muskegon Human Resources Department
97 East Apple Avenue, Suite 110, Muskegon, MI
Muskegon MI 49442
Telephone number (877) 521-JOBS
Fax (231) 724-6840
E-mail:
jobs@co.muskegon.mi.us

Additionally, the department maintains the personnel records of all City employees, facilitates employee training opportunities, delivers new employee orientation, develops and re-designs job descriptions, sculpts and administers policy, and produces the City’s employee newsletter.

Civil Service Rules and Regulations

Job Opportunities

Seasonal / Temporary Job Opportunities

Other Employment Forms


Frequently Asked Questions about Muskegon Civil Service

What is Civil Service?

Civil Service is the governmental parallel to personnel/human resources. The Civil Service Department is primarily responsible for establishing employment classifications, conducting examinations, and selecting classified personnel. The Civil Service Department strives to provide equal employment opportunity through competitive examinations in combination with individual qualifications.

How do I find out about City of Muskegon job opportunities?

  • Anyone interested in employment opportunities with the City of Muskegon may view current opportunities by clicking on the “Departments” menu and the heading “Civil Service / Employment” on the City’s web site.
  • Job seekers may stop by the Muskegon County Human Resources Department, 97 East Apple Avenue, Suite 110, Muskegon, MI, 49442 to learn about City employment.
  • Questions may be directed to the Human Resources Department at telephone number (877) 521-JOBS.

How do I apply for a job with the City of Muskegon?

Select the position(s) in which you are interested and meet the required qualifications. Complete the City of Muskegon employment application form, which can be downloaded from the web site by clicking here. You may include a resume or other documents that you wish to submit with the application. Submit your application to the Muskegon County Human Resources Department; 97 East Apple Avenue, Suite 110, Muskegon, MI 49442.

Note: Applications must be received by the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the application deadline date or postmarked by the application deadline date, if any. The City of Muskegon requires a fully completed employment application from all job candidates and does not solicit or recognize a resume only as an application.

How do I submit my application?

By Mail:Muskegon County Human Resources Department
97 East Apple Avenue, Suite 110, Muskegon, MI
Muskegon, MI 49442
In Person:Muskegon County Human Resources Department
97 East Apple Avenue, Suite 110, Muskegon, MI
Muskegon, MI 49442

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., with exception of holidays. *
*Holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King BD, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve

By Fax: (231) 724-6840
Please call the Human Resources Department at (877) 521-JOBS to verify your fax was received.

What employee benefits does the City of Muskegon offer?

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Life Insurance
  • Comprehensive Health Care Plan
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Reimbursement Plans
  • Jury Duty Compensation
  • Longevity Pay Plan
  • Pension Plan
  • Payroll Direct Deposit
  • Vacation/Sick/Personal/Bereavement Leaves
  • Optical Benefits

The City of Muskegon has contracted with the County of Muskegon to provide civil service/human resources services. The department is managed and located at:

Kristen Wade, Human Resources Director
97 East Apple Avenue, Muskegon, MI, Suite 110
Muskegon, MI 49442
Phone Number: (231)-724-6442
Fax Number: (231)724-6840

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